• Company expands recall to include other foods

    by  • April 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Louisiana company that initially issued a recall for more than 20,000 pounds of roast beef deli meat has expended its recall to include other  meat, poultry, and deli products due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  The products were distributed to various states, including Missouri and Illinois. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food...

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    Gang expert evaluates IDOC

    by  • April 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Former Illinois prison warden and gang expert Andrew Ott will be featured in the upcoming issue of The Gang Specialist, a publication by the National Gang Crime Research Center. In a full-page article, Ott points to issues within the Illinois Department of Corrections that are not only cause for concern, but likely the cause...

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    July bench trial on sanity of accused killer

    by  • April 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Attorneys in the Christopher Newcomb murder case held a status hearing today regarding the status of Newcomb’s psychological report. Newcomb is accused of attempted murder for the alleged June 2011 stabbing of his elderly landlady, as well as murder for the brutal stabbing death of Centralia businessman Frank Augustine, later that same day. From...

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    Bill would abolish lieutenant governor’s office

    by  • April 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The lieutenant governor’s office is so important that the last one succeeded an impeached governor. But it’s so unimportant that two previous ones quit out of boredom. If the Illinois senate follows the lead of the house, the state’s voters would determine whether to abolish the office entirely. Bill sponsor State Rep. David McSweeney...

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